Here's a look back at the top crimes stories of the year, as reported in the La Crosse Tribune.
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La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Ramona Gonzalez isn’t backing down after an assistant police chief called her out after a shooting suspec…
A former La Crosse School District choir director pleaded guilty Monday to five counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child in a plea ag…
An Onalaska man is accused of choking a woman until she couldn’t breathe, leaving her neck bruised and scratched.
A La Crosse man recently sentenced to two years’ probation for his part in the alleged gang rape of two teenage girls in 2017 is back in jail …
An Onalaska man was charged Monday in La Crosse County Circuit Court after he and an accomplice were accused of forcing their way into a La Cr…
Two La Crosse men, including repeat drug offender Aric Elmore, are facing heroin charges Friday after they appeared in La Crosse County Circui…
RICHLAND CENTER — A traffic stop Sunday night in Richland Center netted the biggest amount of methamphetamine ever seized in Richland County.
A La Crosse man was charged with two counts of felony domestic abuse Tuesday after a Oct. 31 incident.
A La Crosse man faces decades behind bars after authorities searched his phone and found several pornographic images of children, some appeari…
A La Crosse man is facing domestic abuse charges after an incident Oct. 1 at the Maple Grove Motel sent a woman to the hospital.
Michael Paul, 20, of Ettrick was charged Wednesday with child enticement after engaging in a physical relationship with a 15-year-old, accordi…
The victim of a recent home invasion asked a La Crosse County Circuit Court judge to keep the man arrested in the case in jail, and she got wh…
A 38-year-old man is facing sexual misconduct charges after he was accused of touching a 14-year-old girl inappropriately in La Crosse.
A man has been charged with burglary and second-degree sexual assault after he raped a woman as a way of proving “you’re mine, and the police …
SPARTA — Cash bond was set at $20,000 each for a couple accused of keeping two children locked in filthy “makeshift cages” in a village of Mel…
A La Crosse man is facing felony domestic abuse charges after he was accused of stabbing another man with scissors while he slept.
Erik Sackett, 38, has been arrested on suspicion of homicide in connection with the slaying of Erin Somvilai of La Crosse, whose body was foun…
A 24-year-old La Crosse man was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety and several other counts in connection with an alterca…
A Coulee Region native has been spared the death penalty for a second time and will instead spend the rest of his life behind bars.
CALEDONIA, Minn. — A Holmen man who fired at La Crescent police before leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit last year was sentenced Tue…
A man who traveled from Europe to the town of Onalaska to stalk his ex-girlfriend struck her car with a baseball bat and ordered her from the …
Prosecutors charged a 16-year-old boy in adult court Thursday after police say he assaulted another youth and a guard at the La Crosse County …
A La Crosse man is facing felony drunken driving charge after crashing his car into a downtown gas station.
MADISON — A former La Crosse postal employee who stole mail from about 7,800 customers in 2013 to fuel an opioid addiction was placed on five …
A Stoddard man accused of trafficking cocaine and marijuana from Chicago faces drug charges in two counties.
One man has been charged and two other people are wanted in connection with the theft of a police officer’s gun from a La Crosse car wash.
A recent Bangor High School graduate entered a neighboring house last month intending to rape a woman before strangling her unconscious and te…
A La Crosse man whose murder conviction for the 2004 death of his son was overturned is deciding whether to return to Arizona, where prosecuto…
A father who threatened his wife, his daughter and her classmates at Sparta High School’s graduation ceremony faces up to four years in prison.
A La Crosse man charged earlier this month with stalking a woman faces new accusations of secretly filming her having sex after authorities se…
SPARTA — Police say the Iowa man accused of making threats to kill estranged relatives at a high school graduation in Sparta has been arrested.
La Crosse police are investigating a break-in at the Mac Guys store on Copeland Avenue early Wednesday, where thieves got away with an estimat…
A La Crosse man is accused of robbing a downtown gas station at gunpoint Friday evening and fleeing in a car driven by his girlfriend, accordi…
A Holmen driver with 21 convictions for driving while suspended failed to stop at a stop sign in downtown La Crosse Tuesday before striking an…
Prosecutors filed a conspiracy charge Wednesday against a La Crosse man connected to a drug-trafficking operation that authorities now say inv…
Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old La Crosse boy as an adult with sexual assault in connection with the October gang rape of two girls in …
A La Crosse mother charged with drug possession after her daughter’s death in February was indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to …
A La Crosse man charged in an April 2017 shooting on State Street entered into a diversion agreement Monday after pleading guilty to two misde…
MADISON — A La Crosse man with an “insistent” criminal past was sentenced Friday in federal court to five years, 11 months in prison and place…
Monroe County prosecutors levied 27 felony charges against a stay-at-home father accused of sexually assaulting five of his children.
A La Crosse felon who shot another man before engaging police in a a standoff last year on the city’s South Side was sentenced Wednesday to 16…
A La Crosse man charged with assaulting and planning to kill a woman in February faces a new charge that accuses him of molesting a girl, acco…
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. — A Prairie du Chien principal faces a felony charge accusing him of using a chemical to wash a student’s hand.
A La Crosse man is accused of assaulting a teenage girl at a store in Valley View Mall, according to court records.
A Minnesota man shot by police in late 2016 after charging officers with a logging chain faces new charges after he resisted arrest during a t…
Prosecutors Monday filed felony charges against an Onalaska man and his daughter accused of neutering her two kittens with a razor blade.
Monroe County prosecutors on Thursday filed four felony charges against a middle school teacher accused of having sexual contact with a high s…
Felony drug charges are pending against three men after a search of a South Side La Crosse house Wednesday evening yielded $11,000 worth of dr…
MADISON — A former La Crosse postal employee who the government says may have stolen mail from at least 7,800 people pleaded guilty Wednesday …
A Riverdale, Wis., man is jailed in La Crosse County after a state trooper arrested him Tuesday in Holmen for driving 90 mph while under the i…
A La Crosse man who will be tried in June for sexual assault is accused of raping a woman in a downtown La Crosse hotel room March 6.
OCALA, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a Minnesota man has died two days after killing his girlfriend and young child before shooting himself.
A La Crosse man charged in an April shooting on State Street in La Crosse pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of felony bail jumping for vio…
A father and son from the town of Onalaska could face homicide charges in connection with the overdose of a 33-year-old woman Thursday.
A Sparta man serving probation for sexually assaulting a woman in Monroe County three years ago faces new charges that accuse him of assaultin…
A gas station employee helped rescue a woman from a La Crosse man who had assaulted and planned to kill her, according to court records.
A La Crosse man acquitted in a 2013 fatal stabbing has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges that could land him in prison for five to 40 years.
Prosecutors Thursday filed drug charges against a La Crosse mother found with methamphetamine after her daughter’s death early Monday on the c…
A town of Onalaska woman charged with 29 crimes after authorities discovered children and emaciated animals living in squalor on her property …
VIROQUA — A Readstown man will serve 30 years in prison for stabbing a woman in the neck multiple times in 2016, according to court records.
Prosecutors Friday charged a Milwaukee man with breaking into a Sparta woman’s mobile home early Monday and sexually assaulting her.
Prosecutors filed felony charges Thursday against five people after police found $57,000 worth of drugs in a house across the street from Nort…
A Cashton man admitted fatally shooting another man with a stolen firearm early Friday in eastern Monroe County, according to police reports.
A Sparta man charged with running a large-scale marijuana trafficking operation over a three-year span pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony …